The dirty garage punk of Philly-based The Mary Veils is well, dirtier than most and embodies the ghosts of groups that came before it. The Mary Veils first began as the solo project of Brian Uff (vocals, guitar, Moog, Rhodes) which eventually evolved into a full band which includes Justin Mansor (bass, vocals), and Andrew Mann (guitar, violin, stylophone, Casio, vocals). The band is set to release its new EP Over the Rowhome (PNKSLM), dropping on November 5th. The release follows up the group’s 2020 full-length debut Slacker Paint, rife with clever songwriting, weaponized the band’s instrumentation, smearing songs through grimy amps & devilish percussion.
The band shares the lead single “Home Video” which will be available on all DSP services October 8. The Mary Veils give listeners a taste of the raucous & thundering evolution of the band’s music and sound. While the group isn’t attempting to mimic the artists it takes inspiration from, it delivers a reimagined sound of energy & inventiveness, turning a song about self-realization into one beast of a number. “We’re just throwing everything we think is cool into the pot and trying to cook up something with a similar flavor,” says drummer Evan Wall.
Of the new single, the band also offers:
“‘Home Video’ was the first song we ever played together at the very first practice we had in this line-up. It just came to us in that way you hope all songs come to you and immediately felt complete. It was the nod we needed to know that this could work. It made sense to us that this song should be the first release.”
OVER THE ROWHOME TRACKLISTING
02. Home Video
03. The Lark
04. No Drama